Anyone over the age of 35 that has gone through a divorce has baggage-- even if there were no children that resulted from that marriage. We all have poured time and energy into a relationship that failed, and when all your hopes and dreams for that marriage are shattered, it is normal (and healthy) to … Continue reading By Regina A. DeMeo: Have You Dealt With Your Baggage?
Summer is almost here, and while the kids are out of school, this is the time when a lot of parents considering a separation decide to plan a move. But before vacating the marital residence, here are 7 key points to consider: 1. Get legal advice. It is critical to understand your rights and obligations, … Continue reading By Regina A. DeMeo: 7 Points to Consider Before Parting Ways
No one I know still believes that because someone says, "I do" at the alter, s/he is really stuck with someone forever, especially if things get ugly. Most would agree that if someone becomes abusive, develops a nasty addiction, or commits adultery, these are all valid grounds for abandoning ship, but sometimes you do just … Continue reading By Regina A. DeMeo: Til Death Do You Part- It is True With Kids
We all need something from others-- truly, not a single person I have encountered over the last four decades operates as an island. But the key question to keep in mind when asking for something is this: how big is your ask? The bigger the favor, the more prepared you need to be to get … Continue reading How Big Is Your Ask?
On average, 1 Million Americans each year manage to survive the divorce process, and yet these numbers are somehow not particularly reassuring to those going through a divorce who feel like they are free falling into the bottomless pit of hell. Am I being overly melodramatic? Not even close for those of us that have … Continue reading By Regina A. DeMeo: How Do You Climb Out of the Divorce Abyss?
As the holidays near, it is quite common to see a spike in separations. For those that about to embark in the divorce process, it is important to understand the four main types of services generally available to clients with family law matters: (1) initial consults; (2) flat-fee services for preparing specific documents; (3) alternate … Continue reading Regina A. DeMeo: What Are the Financing Options for Divorce Fees?
Change is scary for a lot of people, especially sudden, unexpected or unwanted changes that impact our core needs. Unfortunately, those going through a divorce will experience great uncertainty in various aspects of their lives all at once, which explains the dramatic rise in situational depression or anxiety among those dealing with a separation. Here … Continue reading Regina A. DeMeo: Why Are Transitions So Scary?